Compete to win 1,000 CHF plus a 16GB iPad mini by submitting artwork for the Women's Leadership Awards

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Bring out your paints, brushes, pencils, sketch pads and digital design programs and start creating to receive a commission of 1,000 CHF plus a 16GB iPad mini!

You are cordially invited to assist European Athletics with the recognition of the women who are making a difference in the sport of athletics by producing the piece of art that will become the main prize for the 2015 European Athletics Women’s Leadership Awards.

One work will be selected by a public vote from the entries submitted to the competition. It will be professionally reproduced so that copies presented to the award winners at the European Athletics Golden Tracks Awards Night and at national ceremonies in the following months.

The artwork contest is open to anyone, female or male, living in the 50 countries served by European Athletics. Students of art, design and related fields are especially encouraged to enter. 

Entry Specifications

Entries may be a painting, drawing or mixed media print in A4 size (21 x 29.7cm).

Entries should express the following themes and  ideas:

·         The sport of athletics (running, jumping, throwing, walking) and its associated values such as competition, health & fitness, discipline, education, quality of life.

·         Women

·         Leadership

·         Strength

·         Celebration


Entries can be submitted online by clicking here. It is also possible to submit entries by post to:

European Athletics Artwork Contest
Avenue Louis Ruchonnet, 18
CH-1003 Lausanne

Please note that on, the written request of the artist, European Athletics will endeavour to return entries submitted by post but it cannot assume responsibility for the return condition of any of the entries submitted.

Entries should include the following information about the artist as an appendix:

·         First and last name

·         Mailing address

·         Email address

·         Phone number

Entry Deadline

The deadline for the submission of entries is 31 July 2015.

Shortlist and Final Selection

A European Athletics-appointed jury will identify a shortlist of four to six entries from those submitted by the deadline. The criteria will be:

·         Quality and attractiveness

·         Appropriate expression of the requested themes and ideas

The winner will be selected from the shortlisted entries by a public vote that will take place on European Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts in the month of August.

The winning entry announced at the end of August.


Upon selection, the ownership and future use rights of the winning entry are transferred to European Athletics.


The biennial European Athletics Women’s Leadership Awards was created in 2009 to recognise and celebrate women leaders in the sport of athletics.

Each of European Athletics’ 50 Member Federations is asked to identify one winner for her work and accomplishments as a coach, or volunteer, or administrator, or elected official … anything other than for success in competition. The main criterion is “a significant contribution that serves as an example of leadership and other values of the sport of athletics”.

The national winner of Switzerland will be invited to the European Athletics Golden Tracks Awards Night in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 17 October 2015 to receive the first of the awards and artwork prizes on behalf of all the national winners. The other winners will receive their awards and artwork prizes in local ceremonies organised by their national Member Federations  

For more information on the European Athletics Women’s Leadership Awards and the artwork prize competition visit: or contact Marc Sintes at

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